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Old April 4, 2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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Is the price right?

I am currently deployed as a contractor in Afghanistan. The unit I work for is doing a deal with SIG for their "deployment guns". I'm looking at a SIG 516 Patrol with black furniture for about $1200. I've been out of touch for a while being out here so I'm wondering what the market looks like for M4's right now. The Bud's website says the last one sold for something like $1700.

I'm also wondering if the 516 is a good rifle. I've read a few reviews and have not seen any big issues with the firearm but I was wondering if anyone had any info for me. Thanks
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Old April 4, 2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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New or used?
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Old April 4, 2013, 02:45 AM   #3
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Sorry, they are a deal direct from the Sig factory and will have laser etched unit insignia and something about the time frame spent here in Afghanistan.

I'm not too worried about it being a memento, the etching is just gravy on a platform I already wanted to buy (M4 rifle, not specifically the brand).
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Old April 4, 2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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Come back to America and $1200 will hardly get you a DPMS. MSRP on the 516 patrol is $1,666. On Gunbroker they start at $1,400 and there are people actively bidding over a grand just for the upper.

Seems right to me.
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Old April 4, 2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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Just picked one up a week ago.

I just picked up that same model brand new last week for $1,599.00. Haven't had the chance to get out an put any rounds down range with it yet.
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Old April 5, 2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I have been given clearance from Department of Treasury (the wife) to get the 516 and the sig 1911 TACPAC, both engraved. I'm a very lucky man.
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Old April 5, 2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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yes you are. i can't get permission to buy a box of 9mm
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